(yes, that Kahneman)- often seems to have counterintuitive results! πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ€” He is amazing!

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Superconducting: LOL

The literal least abundant lanthanide, further using a molecule synthesized "in a high pressure, high temperaturo environment". Or in other words: something requiring a fantastically rare, rare earth that probably requires more energy in its creation than would be saved in a lifetime's worth of "superconducting".

The entire world produces maybe 10 tons of lutetium per year. To put this in comparison: 22 million metric tons of copper mined per year; 68 million tons of aluminum mined per year. These don't all go into conducting electricity, but a significant percentage does.

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